Definition of prandial in English:


Syllabification: pran·di·al
Pronunciation: /ˈprandēəl


formal or • humorous
  • 1During or relating to dinner or lunch.
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    • The other opposition member, for his part, long before the prandial hour he had been out to lunch!
    • The Homestead's prandial adventures cannot be ignored.
    • One, therefore, must savour, (to pick up the prandial metaphor), what is put in front of you and try to ignore what has gone before.
  • 1.1 Medicine During or relating to the eating of food.
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    • With the development of new basal and prandial insulins, physicians and patients have more options and a chance for added dosing flexibility.
    • Regular insulin provide basal and prandial effects.
    • Ligation of the parotid ducts is reserved for ‘salvage’ if thin sialorrhoea persists to avoid too great a reduction of prandial salivary output with thick viscid saliva or xerostomia (a very morbid outcome for the patient).


early 19th century: from Latin prandium 'meal' + -al.

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